New Kia Seltos: Bolder designs with improved driving performance

Looking for a high-end SUV with bold design and advanced technology?

Grand Motors recently introduced the refreshed Kia Seltos, a popular crossover SUV that is bigger, bolder and better than its predecessor.

The exclusive distributor of Kia is bringing in two variants of the upgraded Seltos into the local market: the 1.5 CRDi VGT engine and 1.5 litre Smartstream petrol engine.

First introduced in 2019, the latest Kia Seltos is an updated and upgraded take on the two-row seater with its bolder design and class-leading features setting a new benchmark for the Korean automaker.

The bold and the beautiful exterior

Make a powerful statement with the new chiseled Seltos.

The crossover exudes style and attitude with its more muscular and aggressive design language that would certainly turn heads on the road.

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The new Seltos was redesigned with Kia’s signature “Opposites United” design motif in mind.

The distinctive design language flows perfectly through the captivating front fascia; it gets a bigger signature tiger nose grille that is further complemented by the distinctive star map LED DRLs that is inspired by constellations.

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Moreover, the side profile of the refreshed Seltos retains the same design characterized by distinctive character lines that give it a sculpted and muscular appearance.

The crossover also sports a 17-inch wheel design that is available for GL variants, as well as a signature 18-inch wheel for the Seltos GT Line and GTLX variants.

On the rear side, the crossover gets wrap-around LED tail-lamps that blend seamlessly with the slim horizontal design, giving the Kia Seltos a stunningly wide impression from the back.

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The SUV comes in a wide range of colours that draw eyes to it the moment it drives by. Customers can choose from Glacier White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red, Pewter Olive and Imperial Blue.

Not only that, the Seltos further antes up the exterior with its two-tone colour scheme that is available in a variety of striking colours giving the car a distinct look.

Convenience, comfort and driver-focused interior

On the inside, the Seltos gets an entirely upgraded interior.

The facelifted cabin of the Seltos impresses with its high-quality materials, cutting-edge infotainment technologies and striking new design.

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The crossover offers a great mix of comfort and convenience to suit your every need, boasting a lush cabin with minimal clutter and high-quality materials everywhere you touch.

What’s more, the Seltos is loaded with multiple features offering complete comfort, convenience, safety and optimum driving pleasure to customers.

Moreover, replacing the semi-digital cluster found in its predecessor, the fully-digital driver display is much more intuitive giving the Seltos a more premium appeal.

The five-seater also comes complete with technology that really speaks to the younger consumer.

This includes a 10.23-inch digital touchscreen infotainment system that enables full, seamless smartphone integration compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.

Not only that, but the Seltos also comes with a wireless smartphone charger with a cooling function and multiple USB charging ports, making life easier on the road

To further stylise the interior, the Seltos also comes with mood lighting that lets you choose from different colours, creating an ambience to match their every mood.

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In addition to that, drivers can also treat themselves to the sounds of rain, a burning fireplace, the ocean, birds chirping in a forest and many more with built-in calming sounds to ease the daily grind.

Once seated in the SUV, the cabin makes passengers feel at home as the seats are nicely sculpted for both the driver and passenger’s comfort that give the ultimate SUV feel to it.

Engineered to offer driving pleasure and safety

Under the hood, the new Seltos continues to deliver a comfortable, capable and confidence-inspiring driving experience.

The upgraded Seltos comes with both petrol and diesel powertrains combined with multiple transmission options, including an 8-speed automatic transmission for the petrol variants.

When it comes to safety, the Korean automaker is ahead of the game.

The five-seater comes equipped with innovative and safety functions which offer the ultimate confidence and maximum comfort in all journeys.

Additional standard safety features include Rear View Monitor (RVM), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Parking Distance Assist and 6 Airbags.

One of the highlighted safety features is the Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist – Rear (BCA) which is designed to detect vehicles traveling in the next lane in certain circumstances.

If the system detects a vehicle in its blind spot, the system is designed to issue an audible and visual warning when the turn signal is on.

Behind the wheel of the Kia Seltos

As for performance, the Kia Seltos packs more power and efficiency than the regular model.

The Bruneian team had a chance to test out the Seltos that delivers smooth performance and power for our drive from Stac Patisserie in Manggis to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

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The Seltos impresses further on the road, powered by a 1.5-litre engine with 115 horsepower and 143.8NM of torque paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that creates a smooth and capable transition between drives.

The driving experience is exactly as you would expect from the five-seater crossover: light, agile and versatile.

We spent our time in the busy area of Berakas moving along effortlessly and quietly with the cars around us.

It also comes with four driving modes, including Smart and Sport mode for a tailored driving experience.

The 5-seater also boasts optimal road performance and road-holding capabilities throughout the drive. It was perfectly stable and planted to the ground which inspired confidence from behind the wheel.

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Adding to that, no matter where you sit, the five-seater boasts comfort and premium comfort for both driver and passenger.

Overall, combining cutting-edge technology, athletic design, and premium interior, the Kia Seltos is the ultimate SUV Crossover that guarantees comfort and versatility.

To see the vehicle up close, visit their showroom in Beribi or call them at 2613888 or follow their Instagram @kiabrunei for updates.


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